Much can be said about market swings, but market volatility is a normal part of investing. Look here for insight on the latest market events and how it could impact your bottom line.

Market Commentary

Market Summary: April 2018

Skittish stock markets finish April mostly up. April was another volatile month in stock markets. By its end, stocks were mostly up slightly, and bonds were down. Domestic economic news remained positive. However, uncertainty about the direction of trade policy…


Financial Engines Market Update, Q1 2018: It’s back …

Volatility was strangely absent from equity markets throughout most of 2017. But the first quarter of 2018 provided a healthy reminder that volatility didn’t disappear. Global equity markets saw sudden and sharp drops in late January and early February, only…


Market Summary: March 2018

Trade and tech worries hit stocks. March was a tough month for the markets, with U.S. large-cap stocks in particular taking a hit. Last month was also a stern reminder that market volatility is both normal and unpredictable, as the…


From the Hill

Will the new tax bill affect you?

2017 was an excellent year for capital markets and economies. Rarely have financial markets seen such broad-based positive returns with so little volatility and downside. Momentum carried into 2018 with President Trump’s signature on a sweeping $1.5 trillion tax-cut package….


The Conflict of Interest (Fiduciary) Rule.

The Conflict of Interest (Fiduciary) Rule is good for Americans and should be kept in place. The topic of fiduciary protections and providing people with advice that’s in their best interest continues to be hotly debated by the public and…

Wall Street financial market capitalization sign with American flags

The future of Dodd-Frank and the impact on consumers.

2017 looks to be a year of change. With the incoming political administration, many policymakers hope to reform some key laws established under outgoing President Barack Obama. While much of the early focus has been on the Affordable Care Act,…